iolo003, 13 Apr 2009Nautilus will not have Symbian on it because the UI will just be a generic UI in the future. B... moreUnfortunately Apple has de facto created a new standard that is growing immensely.
One billion Apps have been downloads in only TEN months and the success of Itunes makes it impossible for the time being for any other brand to compete effectively, it was a master plan so well executed to bring not only Iphone on the market but change the world and the way people relate to mobile internet and all related services.
Good luck with linux and Nautilus desperate attempt.
Anonymous, 13 Apr 2009Chinese keyboards, etc----nothing new been around
for a long,long time.The handwriting Chinese keyboards on the iPhone have a blank area of screen where you draw the characters with your finger as opposed to the other two Chinese Pinyin keyboards which have the more familiar keys.
Check the news Orange just released an iPhone App with 60 streaming TV channels, of course I already had Joost, then there's the Masters App with live golf and CBS has their streaming TV Apps, then I can access live tv from the tuner card in my PC via Orb live.
Anonymous, 13 Apr 2009The physical qwerty is just something else that can break.
It's unecessary and looks hard t... moreI've used touch phone before, SE,HTC,and LG.
Believe me, qwerty is highly desirable. however
i would agree that the slide mechanism looks fragile.
i simple slide like the X1 may be better. But still
all thing considered, N97 still tops. At least
for the moment.
Anonymous, 13 Apr 2009So much future that Nautilus will not have Symbian, good luck in taking over Itunes number one... moreNautilus will not have Symbian on it because the UI will just be a generic UI in the future. Besides if Nokia is considering Linux, it must be that they want exclusivity of their softwares and development in the future, much like Samsung, SE and the rest cant hold and own.
Watch out buying the N97 on the internet as there are loads of copies being released now,from the Chinese copy makers ,they look very good indeed,but make sure you are buying the original N97 an not a fake one
thanks Nokia, 13 Apr 2009and it resistive screen suit Asian people perfectly and consume much less battery power than c... moreThe screen will use more power than the amoled screen of the Samsung Omnia HD.
The iPhone has two Chinese keyboards, simple and traditional with handwriting input.
It's very easy to write Chinese characters with a finger and there is a dictionary which gives you a selection of possible characters.
The N97 will be priced around or above 1,000 USD/CAD when it's released.
Anyone who is a multimedia junkie would never spend that much on the N97 when the alternative iPhone is available at nearly half the price. Also, Nokia's lack in games and applications where the iPhone dominates. I'm sure Nokia would have thought about this when they decided to ensue the production of this phone.
It's clear the N97 is for the business minded who also enjoy multimedia.
Anonymous, 13 Apr 2009I've single out 6 features that I would like to have.
qwerty,large screen,internet tv(to list... moreThe physical qwerty is just something else that can break.
It's unecessary and looks hard to use one handed.
The design looks fragile, there are openings into the phone for water and dust intrusion and it looks like the hinges and ribbon cable will cause problems when subjected to normal wear and tear.
and it resistive screen suit Asian people perfectly and consume much less battery power than capacitive one
N97 is a Fashionable device too, thank tio the Japanese desinger
I want to clarify something, the N97 is a mainstream phone, that is, its for any group of people, its physical querty makes it attractive to the business orientated people as well as the social people, who like messaging, emails, twitting and facebook. It also appeals to those multimedia orientated people because of its huge array of multimedia features, the 5mp camera, the huge 32gb video, the dedicated music chip, support for ngage gaming, etc... All these and more make it well suited for multimedia junkies.
The N97 is a multimedia computer, a multi-purpose phone. If suits everyone. Thanks
Anonymous, 13 Apr 2009The iPhone not for business???
I wonder why MICROSOFT is making Office for the iPhone?
W... moreI've single out 6 features that I would like to have.
qwerty,large screen,internet tv(to listen to news)and
agps with turn by turn and tracking,easy to use and after sale support. i don't think iphone come anywhere close.
at Fall Nokia will announced 3 new thin touch screen
one of them- 5530XM
anonymous, 13 Apr 2009N97 is targeted at a much different consumer than the iPhone. Nokia's are much much better mo... moreThe iPhone not for business???
I wonder why MICROSOFT is making Office for the iPhone?
Where's MICROSOFT's version of Office for Symbian???
There isn't one, I wonder why?
Quickoffice has already released it's version of Excel and now Word.
anonymous, 13 Apr 2009N97 is targeted at a much different consumer than the iPhone. Nokia's are much much better mo... moreAs a business phone,Iphone is not in consideration for me. But I sure like to know if there are any other alternatives to N97.
N97 forum become more active these days, the only reason is the we are close to the N97 release date!!! many ifool come here to join our celebration
when dooes Nokia announce the CPU details?
iphone can be charged when it is switched off, no vibration?(i hears that it is not strong enough), the speaker is a shit(ifool allways have missed calls:)
N97 has a excellent lous speaker, my god!
can be charged when it is switched off, i turns it off while i am sleeping
strong vibration, so not to disturb others
good for textingm, the keyboard design is excellent
fm radio, listen to local radio not over wifi , save power in this way
5mp carl zeiss, no need to carry camera with me, i just carry N97 where ever i go
N97 should be compared to Macbook Pro not icrap
macbook pro bad sides
no decent camera
no gsm 3g
cant do real player video conversion
skype app for mac not as good as PC version
N97 vs Macbook pro
i just do not have to buy a good pc for email, internet......entertainment, beacuse n97 can replace my PC and i can put in in my pocket....
N97 is targeted at a much different consumer than the iPhone. Nokia's are much much better mobile phones for business minded consumers who need to actually use all of the functions the phone has to offer.
The iPhone is for the average consumer and lacks in office applications, features and usability/compatibility. It's a pure media phone. Nothing else.
So if you're the average consumer, sure iPhone>=Nokia
But if you're business minded, Nokia>>>>>>>iPhone
Allan, 13 Apr 2009My performance on my n95 is a lot higher then 6 out of 10. How do you know the performance of ... morei have gone through so many videos of both n97 and samsung omnia hd (prototype).so far nokia n95 8gb is the only model which nokia boast upon. if other models of both companies compared ,then samsung has been giving better performance(except for battery talk time),than nokia. even i love n95 8gb much.